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Special symbols that are used in drafting are accessible from the Symbols button in the Create a New Note dialog box. These can be applied to all notes, labels, prefix, suffixes and dimension text. The symbol abbreviation appears in the dialog box and the actual symbol is placed in the file. The symbol abbreviations also can be typed directly into the text editor. For example, "This is a  test of |RAD 1234.", without quotes, results in, This is a test of R 1234. Note that the subscript and superscript symbol abbreviations start a subscript or superscript block of text, which ends at the next encountered symbol abbreviation. For example, both "This is a |SUPtest of|SUP 1234." and "This is a |SUPtest of |RAD 1234." (without quotes) result in the words "test  of" as superscripts.

The Windows character map extended symbol library can also be used in the text editor. To view the character map for a given font go to Windows Start>Search Programs and files and type in character map or go to All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map. Choose the font and click on the symbol desired. You will see a KEYSTROKE: followed by the keystroke combination used to get this symbol (example Arial 1/4 symbol= press Alt key and enter 0188 on the numeric keypad.) An exception occurs when using KeyCreator stroke fonts (Box, Bold and Smooth fonts) which have a special mapping listed below.

KeyCreator Stroke Font Character Mapping

Alt+0169 (R) registered trademark

Alt+0184 (C) copyright

Alt+0172 1/4

Alt+0171 1/2

Alt+0243 3/4

Alt+0200 right arrow

Alt+0201 left arrow

Alt+0202 up arrow

Alt+0203 down arrow

Alt+0178 Theta (Greek)

Alt+0179 Pi (Greek)

Alt+0186 micro, Mu (Greek)

Alt+0188 Delta (Greek)

Alt+0191 Lambda (Greek)

Alt+0225 Beta (Greek)

Alt+0241 Alpha (Greek)

Symbol Button List

 

Symbol

Description

Abbrev

image\sym_angular.gif

GD&T, Specifies angle feature

|ANG

image\Symbols_arclength.gif

The measured length of an arc along the arc surface, ends at the next symbol

|ARC

image\sym_between.gif

GD&T, a condition exists between two datum points

|BET

image\sym_byorcount.gif

A series of measurements with the same values

|BOC

image\sym_counterbore.gif

Indicates a counterbore or spotface

|CBR

image\sym_circular.gif

GD&T, Controls the variations of a circular surface

|CIR

image\cls_symbol.gif

Center line symbol

|CLS

image\sym_chamfer.gif

Denotes a x45° chamfer

|CMF

image\sym_concentricity.gif

GD&T, Specifies concentricity

|CNC

image\sym_controlrad.gif

GD&T, Radius with no reversals

|CRD

image\sym_circrunout.gif

GD&T, circular runout surface control

|CRN

image\sym_countersink.gif

 

Indicates a countersink

|CSK

image\sym_conicaltap.gif

GD&T, Change in diameter over unit length

|CTP

image\sym_cylindricitiy.gif

GD&T, Specifies cylindricity of a surface

|CYL

image\sym_degree.gif

Degree symbol (°)

|DEG

image\sym_diameter.gif

Diameter measurement

|DIA

image\sym_depth.gif

Data applies to the depth of a feature

|DPT

image\sym_dash.gif

Long dash, used in Datum references

|DSH

image\sym_envelope.gif

GD&T, envelope

|ENV

image\Symbols_endofline.gif

Forces new line prior to next subcomponent

|EOL

image\sym_flatness.gif

GD&T, control the form variations on flat features

|FLT

image\sym_freestate.gif

GD&T, Dim or Tolerance applied in a free state

|FRS

image\sym_flattaper.gif

GD&T, Amount of change per unit length

|FTP

image\sym_lmc.gif

GD&T, Least material condition

|LMC

image\sym_lineprofile.gif

GD&T, 2D surface control along feature length

|LPR

image\sym_mmc.gif

GD&T, Most material condition

|MMC

image\sym_parallelism.gif

GD&T, specifies condition of parallel lines or surfaces

|PAR

image\sym_perpendicular.gif

GD&T, specifies perpendicular lines or surfaces

|PER

image\sym_plusminus.gif

Plus/minus symbol (±)

|PLM

image\pls_symbol.gif

Parting Line symbol

|PLS

image\Symbols_platethickness.gif

GD&T, Thickness of a plate

|PLT

image\sym_trueposition.gif

GD&T, Position of a feature

|POS

image\Symbols_projected.gif

GD&T, Tol. Zone projects beyond part surface

|PRJ

image\sym_radius.gif

GD&T, Radial measurement

|RAD

image\sym_reciprocity.gif

GD&T, Principle of Reciprocity

|REC

image\sym_rfs.gif

GD&T, Regardless of feature size

|RFS

image\Symbols_sphericaldia.gif

GD&T, Spherical Diameter

|SDA

image\sym_surfaceprof.gif

GD&T, Specifies concentricity

|SPR

image\sym_square.gif

GD&T, Specifies the size of a square area

|SQR

image\sym_sphericalrad.gif

GD&T, Spherical radius

|SRD

image\sym_statistical.gif

GD&T, Tol. Zone derived from statistical analysis

|STA

image\sym_straightness.gif

GD&T, specifies straightness

|STR

 

Starts a Subscript block of text which ends at the next encountered symbol

|SUB

 

Starts a Superscript block of text which ends at the next encountered symbol

|SUP

image\sym_symmetry.gif

GD&T, specifies symmetry

|SYM

image\sym_tangentpl.gif

GD&T, Tol applies to a tangent plane other than feature

|TPL

image\sym_totalrunout.gif

GD&T, Total runout surface control

|TRN